2016 Holiday Gift Guide

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas has always held a special place in my heart. On top of the fresh snow, warm lights, and general happiness that always seems to be in great supply, it’s a day we get to celebrate all the people who’ve made an impact on our lives.

It’s a day for giving back, saying thank you, and appreciating how lucky we are to be blessed with people who make sacrifices for us. There’s no wrong way to say thank you, but when I do it with a gift, I make sure to select things that will last.

This is the foundation for the gift sets we’ve created this holiday season. Tucked into a beautiful pine crate they can repurpose and save for a lifetime or a soft canvas drawstring bag, the products within them are attractive, durable and utilitarian.

Here are a few of the sets we’ve compiled for the 2016 holiday that will help you say thank you in a meaningful and lasting way.

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The Paradigm Writing Prompt Journal

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Journals are at the heart of our purpose, and throughout 2016, we decided to encourage you to write by creating the @rusticojournal Instagram page. Each day, we offered a prompt that would inspire a habit of writing and a love of storytelling; the perfect combination for leaving a written legacy your children and grandchildren will cherish for years to come.

This year, we’re offering these prompts in journal format. A prompt printed on each page will guide your loved one to tell their story, one day at a time. It’s a gift you can’t go wrong with this holiday season.

Gifts for Him

 

1. The Refresh Grooming Gift Set

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This one’s a little extra special and on the wish list of just about every guy that works with Rustico. Featuring Fulton and Roark’s exquisite four piece wash kit: bar soap, face wash, shave cream and shave cloths infused with eucalyptus, tea tree and citrus oils, this essential set is ideal for the polished, yet rugged man. The High Line Three Leather Pouch doubles as a dopp kit, and can be used at home, abroad, and on every road in between.

2. The Summit Gift Set

We like to think there’s no better gift set out there for the busy man. The Orbiter Leather Wallet’s slim designs fits comfortably into pockets, and the Clip Leather Keychain keeps access on a warm and rugged tether. Add the High Line Two for carrying everyday essentials from home to office, and you get a gift that’ll go from beneath the three to everyday use immediately.

Gifts for Her

3. Hideout Gift Set

We’re particularly proud of our newly-launched women’s line, and the Hideout Tote is at its core. Warm, soft leather with big pockets on the inside and outside, it’s also the centerpiece of this gift set. We’ve piled in the Leather High Line Two Zipper Pouch, Cargo Leather Wallet, Byway Leather Bracelet, and topped it off with Dr. Marten’s Wonder Balsam to preserve the tote’s structure and texture.

4. Parcel Gift Set


Perfect for the woman rolling from a busy afternoon to a calm and eclectic night out. Also from our brand new Women’s Line, the Parcel Foldover Clutch is small and light, but roomy enough for larger daily essentials. We’ve paired this beauty with the Stowaway Leather Pouch and Byway Leather Bracelet. In a word it’s, well…perfect.

5. The Habitat Leather Tote

We’re honored to present this beautifully crafted piece to our new Women’s Line. Gorgeous, full-grain leather feels soft and solid to the touch and is perfectly weighted to carry comfortably on her shoulder. Larger than the Hideout Leather Tote, and equipped with plentiful pockets, the Habitat Leather Tote is perfect for use as an overnight bag or to carry daily essentials around town or to the office. We combined it in the Habitat Gift Set with the handmade Large Writers log Notebook, the Super Loop Leather Key Chain and we threw in a can of leather conditioner to keep it lasting beautifully.

6. Women’s Everyday Carry Gift Set

Each of our Totes or Large Satchel Gift Sets come packaged in this handmade velvety canvas bag! The Women’s Everyday Carry Gift Set includes the Explorer+ Leather Satchel in Stone Gray and Dark Brown. Sized to carry books, notebooks and laptops, it’s perfect for the student or working woman on your list. We paired it with a dark brown Wasatch journal with a buckle closure and a leather bracelet.

7. Downtown Adventurer Gift Set

This is the purse that most women at Rustico carry everyday. The Scout Leather Satchel is handmade with beautiful top-grain leather in eight different color options. We’ve paired it in the Downtown Adventurer Gift Set with the pocket-sized Leather Epiphany Journal and the byway leather bracelet and beautifully crated in this pine and leather box. This gift is perfect for the adventurer in your life.

Gifts for Travelers

8. New World Traveler Gift Set

Constantly under the spell of wanderlust ourselves, just about all of us here own the original World Traveler Gift Set. And now we’ve made it even better, adding in a Canvas High Line Two pouch with the Traveler Journal, Leather Passport Cover, Leather Luggage Tag, and the Leather Byway Bracelet. Each piece develops its own unique patina, absorbing elements of the places it’s been and the people who’ve carried it. Let them wander well.

Gifts for Entrepreneurs

9. The Phoenix Gift Set

There’s a particular breed of person that’s never short of great ideas and always working toward their next big milestone. For this unique and driven individual, we’ve created the Phoenix Gift Set. Perfect for the coffee shop work day or as a permanent part of a polished office, the Big Idea Album, Phoenix Copper Water Bottle, and Ultra Leather Coaster Set can make anyone feel at home, yet completely energized.

10. Campus Carry Gift Set

For the technology lover on your list, the Cache Tablet Sleeve richly encases the 9.7 inch iPad Pro or the iPad Air 2 in warm, durable Marino Wool. Hand Crafted with a leather strap closure and leather pockets for their phone and business cards and lined with wool felt, their tablet is confidently stowed in the highest quality materials. We’ve paired it with the Large Leather Writers Log and crated it in our rustic pine crate for beautiful gift for your savvy loved one.

11. Basecamp Gift Set

Every office deserves the form, function and durability of the Basecamp Gift Set. This handsome deskware comes in rugged dark brown or sleek black and prevents unwanted dings and scratches while adding texture and quality to your work space. It includes a laptop pad, mouse pad and matching coaster.

12. Revere Messenger Gift Set 1

For the executive that appreciates a uniquely well-crafted pen, the Retro 1951 Tornado Fountain Pen is sure to get their attention. We’ve paired it here with the uncommonly unique Revere Messenger Journal, crafted with top-grain leather and hand sewn rough-cut, cream colored paper. This combo is a noteworthy companion to life’s adventures.

Gifts for Artists

13. Artist Favorite Gift Set

Creativity is as essential as air to this special someone on your list. Give them the means to express themselves with this #1 top seller. Built from the oversized hand-sewn Big Idea Leather Album with archival quality blank pages, we’ve added the matching handmade leather Stowaway pouch to hold tools of the craft and we’ve thrown in a 12 pack of PrismaColor Colored Pencils.

14. Nashville Gift Set

Inspiring words can be an expression of art too and for this individual we’ve created the Nashville Gift Set. We chose the unparalleled styling of the handmade Leather Messenger Journal with a duel leather strap closure for the uncommonly creative writer. We hand sewed rough-cut, cream colored paper into the binding and wrapped it up in top-grain leather. We paired it with a box of Nashville Pencils that include a variety of pencil styles to accommodate any writers mood. Beautifully packaged in our pine box, and you’re sure to make someone very happy.

Gifts for Writers

15. The Refillable Writers Log

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Our original writers log is a long time favorite. We decided to take it to the next level this year and redesigned it to accept refillable inserts. With 192 lined pages, your writer has the room to take notes or write prose. And when they get to the end there’s no waiting, slip in a new insert and get back to it.

16. The Revere Messenger Gift Set 2

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There’s something special about writing in a keepsake journal you’ll never lose or throw away. Add to that the tactile sensation of a fountain pen, and your words gain the weight of permanance.

The Paradigm Writing Prompt Journal

paradigm-book

Journals are at the heart of our purpose, and throughout 2016, we decided to encourage you to write by creating the @rusticojournal Instagram page. Each day, we offered a prompt that would inspire a habit of writing and a love of storytelling; the perfect combination for leaving a written legacy your children and grandchildren will cherish for years to come.

This year, we’re offering these prompts in journal format. A prompt printed on each page will guide your loved one to tell their story, one day at a time. It’s a gift you can’t go wrong with this holiday season.

Gifts for Wine Lovers

17. Connoisseur Gift Set

It takes years to develop a pallet that can detect the subtle flavors that make a bouquet. With the Leather Wine Log, they can keep track of their favorite labels and years. And with our Symmetry Coasters, they can enjoy them without worrying about drips and stains.

Gifts for the Outdoors

18. On the River Gift Set

Every fly fisherman knows it’s not about what you catch, it’s about how you do it and using the right tools is everything. Our On the River Gift Set is designed for the skilled fly fisherman. It comes with our Ember lighter with Leather Sleeve, Leather Fly Fishing Log and  Helle Norway Speider Knife, for keeping track of each catch and cutting line so their always prepared out in the river.

19. On the Lake Gift Set

Send them fishing prepared, with our On the Lake Gift Set. Our sturdy hand sewn Leather Fishing Log, Ember Lighter and Helle Norway Fossekallen Knife, lets them track their catches and turn them into meals! Perfect for the outdoorsman that’s always gone fishing.

20. Wilderness Gift Set

The outdoorsman in your life will appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of the Hults Bruk Tarnaby Hatchet. Made with Solid Swedish Steel and American Hickory, this hatchet is an uncommon addition to their wilderness gear. We paired it with our Leather Hunting Log and Ember Lighter sleeve giving them the tools for a lifetime of adventures.

21. On the Fly

The On the Fly Gift Set combines our Leather Fly Fishing Log and our Leather Book of Flies with wool lining, making the ultimate gift for the Fly Fisherman in your life. Holding 20 of their best-tied flies, this extraordinary book displays and protects them with a secure leather strap closure. This is the perfect gift for the skilled Fly Fisherman.

22. On the Green

Keeping score has never been more fun than with our top-grain Leather Golf Log. Pocket-sized, it’s easily stowed from course to course. We paired it with our most popular wallet, the Leather Money Clip with traditional bi-fold styling and innovative internal wire clip. the On the Green Gift Set is a generous gift for the golfer on your list.


We encourage you to gift well this season. But above all, we hope you find the peace, joy and family time in the spirit of the season.

Enjoy it. It always ends too soon.

Looking for more Christmas gift ideas? Check out the rest of our 2016 Holiday Gift Collection.